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General Synod of the Evangelical 
Lutheran Church in the United " ~ 
States . 



Proceedings Of The 
Convention. 



Annual 




George Washington Flowers 
Memorial Collection 

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CHARLOTTE, N. C, 

AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 1 st, 1 899. 



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Evangelical Lutheran Synod 

OF NORTH CAROLINA, 



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St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 

CHARLOTTE, N. C, 



AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 1st, 1899. 



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Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary Convention 

OF THE 

North Carolina Synod. 



President. 

Mrs. J. O. Wertz, China Grove, N. C. 

Viee-P residents. 

First — Miss Ella B. Shirey, Concord, N. C. 

Second — Mrs. V. R. Stickley, Enochville, X. C. 

Recording Secretary. 

Miss Florence Miller, Watson ville, X. C. 

Corresponding Secretary. 

Mrs. H. N. Miller Mt. Pleasant, X. C. 

General Secretary of Children's Societies. 

Miss E. B. Shirey Concord, X. C. 

Organizing Committee of Northern Conference. 

Mrs. V. R. Stickley, Enochville, X. C. 

Miss Bettie Fisher, Concord, X. C. 

Mrs. A. W. Wixecoff Salisbury, X. C. 

Organizing Committee of Southern Conference. 

Mrs. G. H. Cox, Organ Church. X. C. 

Miss Ludara Van Poole, Craven, X. C. 

Miss Constance Clixe, Concord, X. C. 

Literature Coromittee. 

Mrs. J. A. Linn, Mt. Pleasant, X. C. 

Mrs. Edgar Bowers, Mt. Pleasant, X. C. 

Miss Sallie J. Fisher, Mt. Pleasant, X. C. 

Historian. 

Mrs. M. L.' Steyexs, : Asheville, X. C. 

Place of Next Meeting. 
(TO BE DECIDED BY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.) 



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OF THE 

FOURTEENTH ANNUAL CONVENTION 

OF THE 

Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary Society 

OF THE 

EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN SYNOD 

OF r*ORTH CRROUIflH. 



FIRST DAY. 



Wednesday, August 30, 3:30 P. M. 

The fourteenth annual convention of the Woman's 
Home and Foreign Missionary Society of the Evangelical 
Lutheran Synod of North Carolina was called to order in 
St. Mark's Lutheran church, Charlotte, N. C, Wednesday, 
August 30;h, 1899, at 3:30 P. M. 

The President and first Vice-President being absent, 
the second Vice-president, Mrs. J. Q. Wertz, presided 
The order for opening- the Convention in United Service, 
found on page 48, was used. 

Mrs. A. W. Winecoff and Miss Sallie J. Fisher were 
appointed to receive the credentials of delegates. 

LIST OF DELEGATES. 

St. Enoch's — Miss Emma Lipe, Mrs. John C. Deaton. 

St. Luke's— Mrs. M. L. Eudy. 

Lutheran Chapel — Mrs. Luther Sloop and Mi 3 s Etta 

Blackwelder. 
Holy Trinity — Mrs. Edgar Bowers, Miss Mabel 

Barrier, Miss Sallie J. Fisher. 
Grace— Miss Hallie K. Miller. 
Union — Miss Dora Krider, Miss Lettie Kerns. 
St. John's (Salisbury) — Mrs. A. Van Pelt, Mrs. A. 



4 PROCEEDINGS OF 

W. Winecoff. 

Ebenezer — Miss Lollie Graeber. 

Organ Church— Miss Kffie Kluttz. 

Mont Amcena Seminary — Miss Mary Hendrix. 

St. John's (Cabarrus) — Miss Eltha Fisher, Miss Car- 
rie Cook. 

St. Mark's (China Grove) — Mrs. J. A. Thorn, Miss 
Jennie Patterson. 

St. Mark's (Charlotte)— Mrs. C. B. King-, Mrs. C. 
Rakestraw. 

St. James'— Mrs. C. B. Miller, Mrs. J. P. Cook. 

Lebanon — Miss Rosa Powlas. 

St. Matthew's — Miss Ludara Van Poole. 

Augsburg Mission — Mrs. M. L. Halisch, Miss Edna 
Swink. 

Trinity — Miss Jennie Ludwig. 

Bethel (Rowan) — 

Center Grove — 

Salem — 

St. Peter's — 

Bethel (Stanly) — 

Christiana — 

Nazareth — 

St. Stephen's — 

Macedonia — 

Mt. Olive — 

Amity — 

Rev. R. C. Holland, D. D., pastor loci, addressed 
words of welcome to the Convention, for which welcome 
the presiding- officer tendered him the thanks of the Con- 
vention. 

Hymn No. 110 was sung. 

Reporters to the papers were appointed as follows: 
Charlotte Observer, Rev. C. B. King; Evening News, Rev. 
R. C. Holland, D. D.; Salisbury papers, Rev. L. E. Busby; 
Lutheran Visitor, Rev. H. N. Miller, Ph. D. 

All visiting 1 , active and honorary members of auxiliary 
societies and visiting ministers were made advisory mem- 



WOMAN S MISSIONARY CONVENTION. 5 

bers of the Convention. 

The President's report was read and referred to the 
proper committee. 

PRESIDENT'S REPORT. 

Dear Friends and Members of the Fourteenth Annual 
Convention of the Woman's Home a«d Foreign Missionary 
Societ}' of the North Carolina Synod: 

We can but recall with deep gratitude the many ways 
in which our Heavenly Father has guided and blessed us 
during- the past year. Surely "the Lord has been mindful 
of us." 

May the years witness more consecration and earnest 
enthusiasm in the cause for which we have met! 

May we realize the great responsibility resting on the 
women of our church, and rejoice in the privilege of help- 
ing in the work of the Master! 

Let us not be weary in welldoing, but press on in this 
labor of love for the Master, for we have His promise that 
if we do all as unto the Lord He will be with us and bless 
our efforts. 

We need more earnest prayer, consecration and love 
for Christ and the extension of His Kingdom to lead us on 
to greater achievements in the future. 

HOME MISSIONS. 

Since our last Convention a missionary has been 
placed in the field at Greensboro. This is encouraging, 
and now we should help him with our prayers and our 
offering-s, as this point is to be designated as the Woman's 
Mission of the North Carolina Synod. 

The Asheville mission is in a prosperous condition. 
We must not forget that they need our help also. 

If we should hear from our home fields from time to 
time, we believe that greater interest would be manifested 
in them. We should not be less zealous in our home 
missions than we are in our foreign missions. 

FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

Very encouraging reports come from our Japan mission. 
Since we last met Rev. C. L. Brown has gone to the foreign 
field, so that now we have two missionaries in Japan. 
Some time ago I received a letter from Rev. C. L. Brown, 
in which lie expressed his pleasure and appreciation in 
being designated as the Missionary of the Women's 



6 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 

Societies and expressed the hope that soon a third mission- 
ary would be sent out. 

CONFERENTIAE CONVENTION 

The Southern Conferential Convention met twice 
during- the year at St. Mark's, China Grove, in November, 
and at Prosperity, Cabarrus count} 7 , in July. 

NEW SOCIETIES. 

Two new societies have been enrolled, one at Elizabeth 
College and the other at Amity. To these we extend a 
cordial welcome and hope that soon we may have others to 
record. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

The Executive Committee met twice. At the April 
meeting- Mrs. Dr. R. C. Holland was elected corresponding- 
editor of the Woman's department for The Lutheran 
Visitor, as the former editor had resigned. 

SUGGESTIONS. 

1. Let the corresponding secretaries of the auxiliary 
societies not only be more prompt in sending- their quarter- 
ly reports to the synodical corresponding* secretar}-, but 
also report all their public meetings or meetings of special 
interest to the Lutheran Visitor. Your corresponding 
editor, Mrs. Dr. R. C. Holland, will be glad to get any 
notes of interest from the societies. 

2. Let the organizing committees make an extra effort, 
during the next year, to organize societies where there are 
none. What a corps of workers there would be if every 
church had a Woman's and a Children's Missionary 
Society! 

3. Let ever}- society observe the Week of Prayer and 
Self-Denial. If meeting-s cannot be held every da} T during 
the week, hold at least one meeting, at which time bring 
your envelopes with your offerings. 

And now I turn over to you the trust committed to me, 
thanking you for your co-operation and kindness during 
my term of office. Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. J. H. C. FISHER. 

The Corresponding Secretarj-'s report was read, re- 
ceived and referred to committee. 



WOMAN S MISSIONARY CONVENTION. 7 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY'S REPORT. 

The eight years which have passed, since our 
sixth annual convention was held here in Charlotte, have 
been years of earnest labors and great encouragement to 
the women of our Synod. Each year has witnessed the 
consecrated efforts of the active members of our Auxiliary 
Societies, and the Lord's blessings have been added abun- 
dantly. 

At our sixth convention we enrolled 22 societies and 
507 active members. Now at our fourteenth convention 
we have an enrollment of 653 active, 124 honorary, 127 
life members in 29 auxiliary societies. 

During these years a number of new societies have 
been organized; some have fallen out and then returned to 
active work with the Convention, while some others have 
disbanded. 

The societies once enrolled and now inactive are: St. 
Paul's, (Wilmington,) Prosperity, Concordia, Sandy Creek, 
Richland, Low's. We do hope these societies will soon be 
reorganized and join with us again. Our organizing com- 
mittees might find work in these congregations. 

In October of last year a new society was organized at 
Amity with fifteen active and three honorary members. 
We are glad to welcome this society to help in the great 
cause of missions. 

We heard of a society being organized at Elizabeth 
College, but we have no report from it. • 

We are glad to see that all the societies, excepting two, 
hold their meetings monthly. Three societies report hav- 
ing held twelve meetings during the year. 

It is also encouraging to learn that so many societies 
observe the Week of Prayer. The Literature Committee 
will furnish you with envelopes with the week's pro- 
gram printed on them. Do not l'ail to make use of them. 
Hold at least one meeting durin gthe week, at which time 
bring in ycur envelope with your Thanks or Self-denial 
Offering. 

18 public meetings were held during the year. These 
serve to increase interest in mission work not only in your 
own members but in the whole congregation. Let each 
society attempt to hold one public meeting during each 
year. 

We would urge the Secretaries of the Auxiliary 
Societies to keep careful and correct records of their work. 
So often the reports sent the Synodical Corresponding Sec- 



O PROCKKDINGS OF THE 

retary do not correspond with former reports. 

May this convention have the guidance of the Holy 
Spirit in all its deliberations, and may our sole motive be 
the g"lory of God, the advancement of Christ's Kingdom on 
earth and the salvation of souls. 

Mrs. H. N. MILLER, Cor. Sec. 



The 'Treasurer, Mrs. P. N. Heilig-, read her report, 
which was received and referred to the proper committee. 

TREASURER'S REPORT. 

Treasurer's Report of the Woman's Home and Foreign 
Missionary Societj-, ending- July 31, 1899. 









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St. Marks, (Charlotte) 


1 


2 60 


2 60 


5 20 




December 19, 




2 


10 50 


10 50 


2: no 




April 1, '99 




o 
o 


4 25 


4 25 


8 50 




August 18, 




4 


6 77 


6 77 


13 54 


48 24 


Sept. 21, '98 


Grace 


1 


1 27 


1 27 


2 54 




December 27, 




2 


3 63 


3 62 


7 25 




April 5, , 




o 


1 15 


1 15 


2 30 




.July 6. 




4 


2 62 


2 62 


5 24 


17 33 


October 1, 


Centre Grove 


1 


1 00 


1 00 


2 00 




Dee. 23, 




2 


2 50 


2 50 


5 00 




March 29, '99 




3 


50 


50 


1 Oil 




June 24, 




4 


1 on 


1 00 


2 00 


10 00 


October 1, '98 


Bethel, (Stanley) 


1 


70 


65 


1 35 




March 22, '99 




3 


77 




77 




July 1, 




4 


58 


4 57 


5 15 


7 27 


October 3, '98 


Organ Church 


1 


2 65 


1 DO 


3 65 




March 31, '99 




2 


2 60 


2 55 


5 15 




August 17, 




4 


8 80 


4 40 


13 20 


22 00 


< )ctober 3, 


Bethel (Rowan) 


1 


2 50 


2 50 


5 00 




Jan'y 16, '99 




2 


2 55 


2 55 


5 10 




April 15, 




3 


2 05 


2 05 


4 10 




July 13, 




4 


2 95 


2 90 


5 85 


20 05 


October 5, '98 


Salem 


1 


75 


75 


I 50 




via re h 20, '99 


. 


2 


2 38 


2 37 


4 75 




July 4, 




4 


2 9S 


2 97 


5 95 




August 17, 








5 70 


5 70 


17 90 


Oct. 16, '98 


St. Enoch 


1 


1 40 


1 40 


2 80 




Jan'y 25, '99 


■ 


2 


2 95 


2 90 


5 85 





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May 5, 




3 78 3 75 




August 15, 




4 


19 17 19 12 


38 29 




18, 






2 31 


2 30 


5 61 


60 08 


October 15, 


St. Matthew's 


1 


1 03 


■ 50 


1 53 




November 7, 




2 5 50 2 75 


8 25 




June 3, '99, 




4 


I 55 1 55 


3 10 




22, 






78 77 


1 55 


14 43 


October 26, 


Ebenezer 


1 


2 58 2 57 


5 15 




Jany. 12, '99, 




2 


5 65 4 65 


10 30 




April 12, 




3 


3 35 


3 37 


6 72 




July 10, 




4 


4 40 


4 40 


8 80 


30 97 


November 1, 


Macedonia 


1 


2 30 


2 30 


4 60 




April 29, '99, 




2 


10 20 


10 20 


20 40 




August 16, 




4 


4 28 


4 25 


8 53 


33 53 


November 13, 


St. Luke's 


1 


1 55 


1 55 


3 10 




Feb. 21, '99, 




2 


4 67 


4 66 


9 33 




May 28, 




3 


1 05 


1 05 


2 10 




August 18, 




4 


3 90 


2 40 


6 30 


20 83 


December 28, 


Nazareth 


2 




1 65 


1 65 




May 5, '99. 




3 


20 


20 


40 




August 20, 




4 


60 


55 


1 15 


3 20 


December 6, 


Union 


2 


1 85 


1 85 


3 70 




March 2, '99, 




3 


2 05 


2 05 


4 10 




April 12, 




3 


21 31 


21 30 


42 61 




August 24, 




4 


15 00 


15 00 


30 00 


80 4t 


December 12, 


Mt. Olive 


2 


1 30 


1 35 


2 65 




August 6, '99, 




4 




2 23 


2 23 


4 88 


December 12, 


Lebanon 


2 


2 26 


2 25 


4 51 




March 19, 




3 


1 78 


1 77 


3 55 




Autr. 6 and 17, 




4 


3 99 


3 94 


7 93 


15 99 


December 12, 


St. Stephen's 


2 


1 50 


1 50 


3 00 




July 15, 




3 


1 35 


1 35 


2 70 


5 70 


Dec. 22, '98, 


St. Mark's (China Grove) 


2 


3 40 


3 40 


6 80 




March 29, '99, 




3 


9 05 


9 05 


18 10 




June 29, 






3 93 


3 92 


7 85 




August 17, 




4 


13 40 


13 40 


26 80 


59 55 


Dec. 31, '98, 


St. Peter's 




4 is 


4 17 


8 35 




August 20, 




4 


2 43 


2 43 


4 86 


13 21 


January 9, '99, 


St. John's (Salisbury) 


2 


14 00 


8 95 


22 95 




March 16, 




3 


8 13 


8 12 


16 25 




August 16, 




4 


23 57 


11 78 


35 35 


74 55 


January 4, 


St. James' (Concord) 


2 


9 30 


9 30 


I8 60 




April 30. 




3 


2 62 


2 61 


5 23 




August 14, 




4 


9 20 


8 2u 


17 40 


41 23 


January 13. 


Augsburg Mission 


2 


10 35 


4 00 


14 35 




August 7, 




4 


8 00 


4 00 


12 00 


26 35 



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14 45 


29 45 


48 78 


Feb'y. 22, 


St. John's (Cabarrus) 


% 8 00 


8 00 


16 00 




Aug. 16, 




4 17 00 


17 00 


34 00 


50 00 


March 2, 


Lutheran Chapel 


8j 4 00 


4 00 


8 00 




Aug. 16, 




4! 7 21 


7 20 


14 41 


22 41 


March 8, 


Mont Amoena Seminarv 


3 


2 33 


2 32 


4 65 




May 24, 




3 


2 29 


2 29 


4 58 


9 23 


April 20, 


Trinity 


3 


3 15 


3 10 


6 25 




Aug. 20, 




4 


3 95 


3 90 


7 85 


14 10 


Aug. 20, 


Christiana 


4 


12 73 


12 72 


25 45 




June 3, 




3 


3 74 


3 74 


7 48 


32 93 


Aug. 19, '98, 


Collection at Convention 




6 20 


4 84 


11 04 


11 04 



Home Missions, - 

Foreign Missions, 

Jan'y, 27, '99, 'By amount paid J. E. Cooper, 

Home Missions. 
" " J. E. Cooper, 

Foreign Missions, 
May 17, " " " J. E- Cooper, 

Home Missions, 
" " J. E. Cooper, 

Foreign Missions, 
Aug. 19, " " " J. E. Cooper, 

Home Missions, 
" " J. E. Cooper, 

Foreign Missions, 
" J. E. Cooper, 
Collections at convention, 
By Amount in Bank, 
To Amount in Bank, 



$422 97 
393 22 


$816 19 


$125 35 




115 42 




102 52 




10159 




93 52 




100 56 




1104 
166 19 


816 19 



$166 19 



Respectfully submitted, Mrs. P. N. Heiug, Treasurer. 

ANNUAL ACCOUNT. 



Aug. 30, '$ 

'■' 30, 'S 
Dec. 7, 

Oct. 10. '9t 

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Amount reported last convention from 
Miss V. Shoup, Ch'm. Lit. Com. 

Am't. ten cent dues from members 
" Conferential Conven., China Grove 
CR 

By amount paid Miss V. Shoup, chair- 
man Literary committee, 

By Amt. pd. E. H. Aull printing 200 
programs 

Hy Amt pd E. H. Aull printing minutes 

Postage and-Ex. on minutes 

Pd Mrs. A. W. Winecoff Ex on minutes 

In Bank 

To Amt. in Bank 



$ 3 75 




33 15 




6 00 


$42 90 


3 75 




1 50 




22 00 




160 




30 




13 75 


$42 90 


$13 75 





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children's society for a native helper. 



Sept. 2, 98. 


Amount in Bank Aug. 31, '98 


$ 8 35 




2 


St. Luke's 


9 95 




Jan'y. 2, '99. 


" Mark's (China Grove) 


4 10 




Feb'ry. 2, 


Holy Trinity 


12 43 




March 16. 


St. John's (Salisbury) 


10 88 




" 29', 


" Mark's (China Grove) 


3 15 




April 20, 


Trinity 


4 00 




" 29, 


St. James 


7 50 




May 15, 


Grace 


7 50 




June 29, 


St. Mark's (China Grove) 


2 90 




Aug-. 16, 


" James 


10 37 




" 16. 


" John's (Salisbury) 


4 12 




" 16, 


Lutheran Chapel 


5 74 




'• 4, 


St. Mark's (China Grove) 


19 20 




•' 18, 


" Luke's 


10 00 




May 


Salem 

CR. 


8 50 


$128 69 


May 24, 


By Amount J E. Cooper 


67 86 




Aug-. 19, 


" " " " " 


32 14 




" 19, 


" " in Bank 


28 69 


128 69 


" 28, '99, 


To Amount in Bank 


$28 69 



Sept. 7, 

•' 7. 



Paid J. E- Cooper, Treas., Mission 
Board, for Greensboro Mission 

Paid J. D. Heilig, Treas., N. C. Synod, 
for Executive Committee, overplus 
of $100 from Children's Miss. Socs. 



$200 00 
28 69 



The Convention adjourned with benediction by Rev. 
Dr. Holland. 



PUBLIC SERVICE, 8 P. M. 

The devotional exercise was conducted by Rev. P. D. 
Risinger. The address was delivered by Rev. L. E. 
Busby on the subject, "Woman, the Twentieth Century 
Factor in the World's Evangelization." The offering- 
amounted to $2.70. . 



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REV. C. A. ROSE, 

WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 
JULY 2, 1899. 

"WE HAVE LOST A CO=WORKER." 



14 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE 

SECOND DAY. 



CHILDREN'S PUBLIC SERVICE. 

Thursday, August 31, 10 A. M. 

The Children's public missionary service was conducted 
by Rev. W. A. Lutz, and the following - program was 
carried out: 

Words of welcome by Marie Yeager. 

Response by Maggie Linn, Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

Reports from the Children's societies were submitted 
as follows: 

Holy Trinity — Maggie Linn. 

Grace— Hallie Miller. 

St. Mark's, China Grove— Pearl Bost. 

St. John's (Salisbury) — Lottie Cauble. 

The report of the General Secretary, Miss Ella B. 
Shirey, was read, 

REPORT OF SECRETARY OF CHILDREN'S 
SOCIETIES. 



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woman's missionary convention. 15 

This report shows that no new societies have been or- 
ganized during - the past year. It is not, however, a full 
report of what the children in North Carolina Synod have 
done for missions, for most of our Sunday schools contributed 
every year to the Synodical Missionary fund, though 
they are not regularly organized into Missionary Societies. 
At St. Matthew's the children had a missionan^ service in 
October, at which a collection of all the children had made 
during the year for missions was taken and the money sent 
through the Women's Society to our Treasurer. The so- 
ciety at Salem gave $12,08 io the Orphan's Home in addi- 
tion to the amount reported above. At St. Mark's, 
Charlotte, the whole Sunday school has been recently org- 
anized into a Missionary Society, and on certain days their 
collections are given to missions. The pastor of Organ 
and Ebenezer writes, "In both congregations bands are at 
work, and will report this fall." 

One of the most encouraging features of this report is 
the good attendance at the monthly meetings. Holy Trin- 
ity being banner, with an attendance of 52 ; and Trinity, 
with a membership of 17, has an average attendance of 16. 
May not some of our Women's Societies learn from these 
children a lesson of zeal and enthusiasm? Verily, "a lit- 
tle child shall lead them." And should not this whole- 
hearted way in which the children alwa} r s respond to any 
effort made to interest them in missions encourage the or- 
ganization of more of these societies that they may be bet- 
ter trained to do this work, and made to realize what a 
share they may have in carrying out the great commission? 
Only give them an enthusiastic leader; one who has a real 
love for the work, and a loving insight into child-nature, 
and a zealous band of workers will assuredly be the result. 

Surely in every congregation there are women with 
these- qualifications. Then let our, Women's Societies se- 
lect them and put them, to work among'the children-whose 
talents for this, the Master's work, are lying idle. One 
reason why those who could make good leaders often hesi- 
tate to undertake the work is because they fear they can- 



16 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 

not make the monthly meeting's interesting-. The South- 
ern Lutheran and The Children's Missionary would 
help them very much to overcome this difficulty, coming as 
they do every month with news fresh and interesting from 
the mission fields in which we are most interested. The 
Children's Missionary has a program and study, in full, 
for each monthly meeting, which is, at least, helpful and 
suggestive. 

In countn T congregations where the difficult}' in getting 
the children together is the chief obstacle in the way of 
having a society, the whole Sunday school could be organ- 
ized into a Missionary Society to meet once a month and de- 
vote part of the time, or an extra half hour, and the funds 
raised on that day go to the cause of missions. At an} 7 
rate the plan recommended by the Board of Missions at the 
last meeting of the United Synod might be adopted, name- 
ly: "That one Sunday of each quarter be designated by all 
Sunday schools as Missionary Sunday, and that on 
that Sunday the children be especially addressed on the 
subject of Missions, and offerings be taken for this object." 

And now to this convention I wish to make one sugges- 
tion and one plea. The suggestion is that the Children's 
Societies during the coming }'ear continue to give S100 for 
the support of a native helper in Japan, and in addition en- 
deavor to raise S50 for home missions. The plea is that 
our pastors and the delegates at this convention go back to 
their congregations with the determination that this branch 
of the work shall no longer be neglected, and that the 
children throughout the North Carolina Synod shall be 
more thoroughly organized during the coming year than 
the) 7 have hitherto. 

ELLA BELLE SHIREY, 

Secretary Children's Societies. 

Recitation, "The Great Famine Cry," by Lottie Cauble. 
Letter from Mrs. R. B. Peery, read by Mrs. J. P. Cook. 
Recitation, "Somebody Else," b} 7 Gordon Bowers. 
Recitation, "On Opposite Sides of the Sea," by Man' 
Hendrix. 



woman's missionary convention. 17 

Address by Rev. C. B. Miller, Concord, N. C. 
The offering- amounted to $5.51. 

AFTERNOON BUSINESS SESSION.— 3 o'clock. 

The Convention was opened with Mission service, page 
16 in United Service. The members eng-aged in sentence 
prayer, after which the roll was called and response made 
with Scripture text on Faith. 

The President announced the following standing com- 
mittees : 

Credentials. — Mrs. A. W. Winecoff, Miss Sallie J. 
Fisher. 

President's Report. — Mrs. C. B. Miller, Mrs. J. A. 
Thorn, Mrs. C. B. King. 

Treasurer's Report. — Miss Lester Bloom, Mrs. Eudy, 
Miss Ludara Van Pool. 

Letters and Papers. — Mrs. John Deaton, Miss Jennie 
Patterson, Miss Hallie Miller. 

Minutes of Last Year. — Misses Emma Lipe, Lettie 
Kerns, Carrie Cook. 

Reports of Auxiliaries. — Mr^. R. C. Holland, Miss 
Rosa Powlas, Mrs. Rakestraw. 

Nominations. — Mrs. J. P. Cook, Mrs. Luther Sloop, 
Miss Jennie Ludwig. 

Resolutions. — Mrs. Edgar Bowers, Miss Mabel Barrier, 
Mrs. Van Pelt. 

The report of the Organizing Committee was read and 
received. 

REPORT OF ORGANIZING COMMITTEE OF NORTH- 
ERN CONFERENCE. 

Your Committee attended the meeting of Northern Con- 
ference last October at Amity Church, and organized a So- 
ciety with thirteen active and two honorary members, with 
the following officers : 

President, Mrs. S. A. Hoover ; Recording- Secretary, 
Miss Mattie Hoover; Treasurer, Mrs. J. A. B. Goodman. 



18 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 

On the same day we attempted to organize at St. Mich- 
ael's, but the pastor having- resigned, we found it was im- 
practicable to effect an organization. There were only a 
few interested ; but since they have secured a pastor we 
hope we will have an active Society in this congregation 
in the near future. Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. V. R. Stickeey, ) n ... 
Miss Bettie Fisher, \ Commlttee - 

The report of Literature Committee was read and referr- 
ed to committee. 

REPORT OF LITERATURE COMMITTEE. 

Dr. 

Aug. 1898.— Cash on hand $ 39 

October.— To cash from Mrs, P. N. Heilig 3 75 

October. — To cash from Miss Mattie Miller 16 

October. — To cash from Miss Van Poole 12 

October.— To cash from Mrs. V. R. Stickley 11 

November. — To cash from Miss Lester Bloom. ... 12 

November. — To cash from Mrs. Ellen Lingle . . 12 

January 1899. — To cash from Miss Mary Petrea. . . 15 

March. — To cash from Mrs. Carson . . 12 

March. — To cash from Mrs. Bernhardt 12 

Total $ 5 16 

Cr. 

September 1898. — By amount for mailing tracts. $ 47 

October. — By amount for postals and envelopes. . . 40 

Oct — By Amt. for postage in self denial envelopes. 79 

May 1899. — By amount for postage 15 

June. — By amount for tracts 1 85 

August. — By amount for postage 36 

Total $ 4 02 

Balance on hand $ 1 14 

Alice M. Scherer, ) ^ •,, 
VirgieShoup, '[Committee. 

The reports of the auxiliary societies were read. 

President C. B. King extended to the members of the 
Convention an invitation to visit Elizabeth College Friday 
afternoon. 



woman's missionary convention. 19 

The following- resolution was adopted : 
Resolution. 

Whereas, It is very necessary that the Treasurer's re- 
port should embrace a full and complete exhibit of all 
funds collected during- the year ; and 

Whereas, a number of auxiliary Societies make their 
final returns too late for the Treasurer to insert them in 
her annual report to this body, Therefore 

Resolved, That each auxiliary Society be, and is hereby 
urged to send its final report to the Treasurer, Mrs. P. N. 
Heilig, at least ten daj^s before our annual convention 
meets. 

A very encouraging report of our home mission work was 
given by Rev. L. K. Probst, General Secretary. 

Convention adjourned with benediction by Dr. Holland. 

PUBLIC SERVICE— 8 p. m. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. L. K. Probst. 

Mrs. Edgar Bowers read a paper entitled, ' 'The Spread- 
ing of the Gospel, the Supreme Duty of the Christian 
Church." 

A letter from Rev. C. L. Brown, missionary^ to Japan, 
was read by Mrs. H. N. Miller. 

Addresses were delivered by Revs. P. D. Risinger, mis- 
sionary at Greensboro, and Rev. L. K. Probst, Secretary 
Mission Board. 

The offering amounted to $6.00. 

THIRD DAY— Business Session, 10 a. m. 

The Convention opened with the use of Promise service, 
page 30 in United Service. 

The report of Committee on President's report was re- 
ceived to be considered by items. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PRESIDENT'S RE- 
PORT. 

Your Committee has respectfully examined the Pres- 
ident's report, and find, first, that she calls attention to the 



20 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 

work begun in Greensboro, High Point and Lexington, 
and urge a continuance of our support of that work. We 
therefore recommend: 

1st. That we again appropriate two hundred dollars 
($200) as last year, to the Greensboro work. P^urther we 
find that she calls attention to the importance of our home 
work at other points. We recommend: 

2nd. That we again appropriate four hundred dollars 
($400) to the Board of Missions for home work as last year. 
The next point that claims our attention is the work of the 
foreign field, and with her, we are greatly cheered by the 
encouraging reports from our Missionaries there, and tru^t 
that in the near future we may have yet another mission- 
ary in the field. We therefore recommend: 

3rd. That the same appropriations be made to Foreign 
Missions as last year, namely, $350; this being one-third of 
the salary of our foreign missionary, Rev. C. L. Brown. 

4th. We recommend that all remaining funds over and 
above the foregoing appropriations be turned over to the 
Executive Committee of the North Carolina Synod. 

5th. Resolved, That we most heartily approve the selec- 
tion of Mrs. R. C. Holland as corresponding editor of the 
Woman's Department in the Lutheran Visitor, and recog- 
nize in her a thoroughly efficient correspondent in this de- 
partment. 

6th. We recommend the adoption of the President's sug- 
gestions, 1, 2, 3. Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. C. B. Miller, 
Mrs. J. A. Thom, 
, Mrs. Chas. B. King. 

Items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 were adopted. Report was adopt- 
ed as a whole. 

The report of Committee on Treasurer's report was re- 
ceived and adopted. 



woman's missionary convention. 21 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON TREASURER'S RE- 
PORT. 

We your Committee on Treasurer's Report, have exam- 
ined the report (with vouchers) and find the same correct. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Lester Beoom, 
Mrs. M. L. Eudy, 
Ludara Van Pooee. 

The report of committee on Letters and Papers was re- 
ceived to be considered b} T items. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LETTERS AND PA- 
PERS. 

Your committee on Letters and Papers would report as 
follows: 

1st. We have before us the Report of the Literature 
Committee of last year, showing- an expenditure of $4.02 in 
sending out tracts and Self-Denial envelopes to different 
societies. We recommend that this report be printed in the 
minutes, and the same committee be continued. 

The second, is the report of the Organizing- Committee 
of the Northern Conference. We recommend that this re- 
port also be printed in our minutes. 

Item 3, is the report of the Secretary of the Children's 
Societies. 

The report of the children's societies is full and interest- 
ing, showing contributions from nine societies of over 
$120.00. We recommend that this report be printed in the 
minutes, and the suggestions contained therein be heartily 
approved, viz: that one Sunday in each quarter be desig- 
nated as "Mission Sunday," and that the children's societies 
of the coming year contribute $100.00 for the support of a 
native helper in Japan, and all the unexpended balance 
with the $50.00 be turned over to the Executive Committee 
of the North Carolina Synod. 

We heartily join in the closing plea that this branch of 



22 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 

the work be thoroughly organized during the year through- 
out the North Carolina Synod. 

4th. Is the report of the Committee on the Circulation 
of "Gist of Japan." We recommend that this report be 
printed. 

5th. Report of the Corresponding Secretary. We re- 
commend that this report be printed in the minutes, and 
that this Convention emphasize the suggestion that care- 
ful and correct records be kept by the auxiliary societies, in 
order that they ma}' make satisfactory reports to the Cor- 
responding Secretary. 

6th. We recommend that Mrs. Peery's and Rev. C. L. 
Brown's letters be published in the Lutheran Visitor. 

Miss Jennie Patterson*, 
Miss Hallie Miller. 

Items 1 and 2 were adopted. Item 3 as amended was 
adopted. Items 4, 5, and 6 were adopted. Adopted as a 
whole. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CIRCULATION OF 
"GIST OF JAPAN." 

Your committee appointed to circulate the "Gist of Ja- 
pan" succeeded in selling seven copies to different societies. 

The cost was SOcts per cop}* and postage 12cts, making 
the entire cost 92cts per copy. 

I wrote to the publishers, but could not secure them 
cheaper than from Mr. W. P. Houseal. I had hoped to 
get one in each society, that all the members might ac- 
quaint themselves with the condition of our foreign field, 
knowing it would awake more interest in the mission 
cause. 

Mrs. V. R. Stickley. 

The report of the committee on minutes of last year was 
adopted. 



woman's missionary convention. 23 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MINUTES OF 
LAST YEAR. 

We, your committee, have carefully examined minutes of 
last year, and find that the work has been satisfactorily 
reported. We find nothing- requiring- the action of this 
Convention. 

Emma Lipe, 
Carrie Cook, 
Lettie Kerns. 

The election of officers for next year resulted as follows : 
President, Mrs. J. Q. Wertz ; First Vice-President, Miss 
Ella Belle Shirey; Second Vice-President, Mrs. V. R. 
Stickley ; Recording Secretary, Miss Florence Miller ; Cor- 
responding Secretary, Mrs. H. N. Miller; Mrs. P. N. Hei- 
lig, Treasurer for life, with Mrs. A. W. Winecoff assistant , 
for next year, and Miss Ella B. Shirey, General Secretary 
of children's societies, and Mrs. M. L. Stevens, Historian. 

The following committees were appointed: 

Organizing Committee of Northern Conference — Mrs. V. R. 
Stickley, Enochville, N. C ; Miss Bettie Fisher. Concord, 
N. C, and Mrs. A. W. Winecoff, Salisbury, N. C. 

Organizing Committee of Southern Conference — Mrs. G. H. 
Cox, Organ Church, N. C; Miss Ludara Van Poole, Craven, 
N. C, and Miss Constance Cline, Concord, N. C. 

Literature Committee — Mrs. J. A. Linn, Mt. Pleasant, N. 
C. ; Mrs. Edgar Bowers, Mt. Pleasant. N. C, and Miss Sal- 
lie J. Fisher, Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

The following resolution was adopted : 

Whereas, It is very inconvenient for our Treasurer to col- 
lect the incidental expenses during the Convention: 

Resolved, That the societies send in their amounts to 
Treasurer before the Convention. 

The report of committee on Resolutions was received and 
adopted as a whole. 



24 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS. 

The Fourteenth Annual Synodical Convention has a 
great deal for which to be thankful. Among- the most 
prominent is the continued liberality of the members, the 
wide awake Children's Missionary Societies and the ex- 
ceedingly helpful children's missionary exercise of this 
Convention. 

Again, the loyalty of this Convention to the North Caro- 
lina Synod and United Synod is a matter to which atten- 
tion should be called, to-wit : That we have appropriated 
our funds in the rates of 15c to Foreign and 25c to Home 
missions. Therefore, 

Resolved, 1. We thank the Lord for binding us together 
in this work b}' the chords of His love. 

Resolved, 2. Since our last meeting we feel that we 
have lost a co-worker by the death of Rev. C. A. Rose. We 
move that a page in the minutes be suitably inscribed to his 
memory. 

Resolved, 3. The Convention returns most sincere 
thanks to Dr. Holland and the people of St. Marks church 
for their hearty welcome and kind hospitality. 

Resolved, 4. That we return thanks to President C. B. 
King and others for the opportunity so kindly extended of 
visiting Elizabeth College. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. Edgar Bowers, 
Miss Mabel Barrier, 
Mrs. Van Pelt. 

The Convention closed according to service in United 
Service, page 51. The benediction was pronounced by the 
pastor loci, Rev. R. C. Holland, D. D. 

Miss Florence Miller, 

Recording Secretary. 



INDEX. 



PAGE. 

Children's Societies, Report of Secretary 14 

Children's Services, 14 

Convention Expenses, Resol u tion 23 

Corresponding Secretary, Report of 7 

Tabulated Statement 12 

Delegates, List of 3 

"Gist of Japan", Report of Commmitte on Circulation .22 

Literature Committee, Report of 18 

Letters and Papers, Report of Committee on 21 

Minutes of Last Year, Report of Committee on 23 

Officers, Election of 23 

President's Report 5 

Report of Committee on 19 

Public Meeting 19 

Reporters 4 

Resolutions, Report of Committee on 24 

Standing Committees 17 

Special Committees 23 

Treasurer's Report 8 

Report of Committee on 21 

Treasurer, Report of, Resolution , 19 



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